Matt Ryan is the answer to an ignominious trivial question.
The Colts starting quarterback is now on the wrong end of the biggest comebacks in NFL history, both in the Super Bowl and in the regular season.
Indianapolis led Minnesota 33-0 at halftime on Saturday and lost the game 36-33 in overtime. No team had overcome such a large deficit before in NFL history.
Ryan threw for just 40 yards in the third and fourth quarters combined, and the Colts only had five first downs in the half.
Kirk Cousins was a major factor on the other side of the Vikings’ comeback. In the game, Cousins threw for 460 yards and four touchdowns (with two interceptions, including a first-half pick six). The Cousins led five second-half touchdowns and a field goal in the dying seconds of overtime. At the end of it, the Indianapolis defense was gassed.
At halftime, the Vikings were underdogs 90-1 in live betting at sportsbook site PointsBet, according to ESPN’s David Purdum.
Of course, Ryan was also on the wrong side of the biggest Super Bowl comeback of all time. As a Falcons quarterback, he led the Patriots 28-3 with just over two minutes left in the third quarter of Super Bowl LI in early 2017, and every football fan knows what happened. Next: Tom Brady went scorched as Atlanta faded on both sides of the ball.
New England forced overtime at 28-28, before winning the coin toss and walking the field, James White sealing the game on a 2-yard touchdown run.